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From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

4.1 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From US$ 219 per person

Discover the fascinating history of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World on this full-day private or shared tour from Eilat.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an expertly guided tour of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore Petra at your own leisure during the designated free time
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the site
Full description

The tour departs from Eilat and heads towards Petra, crossing the Aravah border along the way.

Ride through the dusty desert landscapes, and marvel at the vast sandy scenery that stretches out all around you. Follow the scenic route alongside the mountains before arriving at Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Upon arrival, explore the highlights of the site with your expert guide and listen to fascinating stories and legends about the people who once lived here.

As you amble around, admire the vibrant hues of the rocks from which most of the buildings here were carved, earning Petra the nickname ‘red-rose city.'

Following your tour, enjoy some free time to wander around the site at your own leisure and focus on the areas that interest you most. After the tour, start the return journey to Eilat in the direction of the port region of Aqaba.

Along the drive, stop at a selection of observation points to marvel at the breathtaking landscape of the Wadi Rum desert, where the red rocky mountains blend into the sunny horizon.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from Eilat
  • Transportation to all sites
  • Border crossing assistance
  • Entry fees to Petra
  • Guided tour of Petra
  • Bottle of water
  • Border fees of $65
  • Jordanian visa fee of $60 (if no pre-arranged visa)

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Meeting point

Please wait at the Club Hotel entrance, which you can spot by its blue columns. There are parking slots in front of the main door, and the local supermarket is on the right if you face the door.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Headscarf

Know before you go

  • The border fees ($65 USD) and Jordanian visa fees ($60USD if you have not pre-arranged a visa) must be paid on site. USD and Jordanian Dinar are accepted.
  • Modest clothing is recommended (no short skirts, low cut shirts or garment revealing the midriff). Headscarves are not required
  • Suggested tip for group tours to Jordan is $5 per person per day for the driver and guide.
  • Please bring your passport, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat, scarf, ATM card or cash, US Dollars or Jordanian Dinar for tips, and shoes suitable for walking
  • Please arrive at the pickup location 15-minutes prior to the pickup time
  • The local operator is very experienced in handling visitors to Jordan, but small delays can sometimes occur at the border, or other points during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    3.4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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It was an excellent trip. It took too long to get over the border to Jordan. But otherwise it was a great experience. Our guide spoke good English and was very patient with the group. The lunch was perfect to end the trip. The food was excellent. I went back for seconds!! Sandstone restaurant in Petra is 5 stars..

November 19, 2022

Very nice experience. One day trip can be a bit short to see the whole site, however highly recommended. The guide was super friendly and gave us great explanations. It would be nice if the agency could arrange pick ups in various hotels in Eilat were people make the booking. Nevertheless the bus had some problems on the way back from Jordan to Israel, so we would recommend to make more checks on this.

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November 7, 2022

The trip was really well organized and went according to plan. In relation to the total duration of the tour (12 hours), the stay in Petra was short at 2.5 hours, but I expected that. The time on the outward journey at the border was annoying, a total of 2 hours for the formalities. If several helpers were used on the Jordanian side and all the steps did not have to be carried out individually in the group, one could save some time. In the bus, the guide has already told a lot about the course of the day, the history and importance of Petra, all in English with poor technology. system in the bus and loud driving noises. Quite difficult for me, who doesn't speak English very well. It would have been nice if each participant had received the most important facts on a piece of paper or by e-mail beforehand. The price is not too high, because the entrance fee to Petra is already 90 jord. Dinar (currently over 120EUR), which is clearly a tourist rip-off.

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November 3, 2022

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